Minicon 28

Minicon 28 was held 9–11 April 1993 at the Radisson Hotel South (Bloomington). Guests of honor were Susan Allison (editor), Diane Duane (author), Peter Morwood (author), Kathy Mar (music), Don Fitch (bless his sweet heart), and John M. Ford (interesting person). The membership totalled about 3100. The executive committe (styling themselves as The Grand Triumvirate), were Margo Bratton, Polly Peterson, and Victor Raymond.

Masquerade Video

Here is a video of the Minicon 28 Masquerade: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. Or in higher resolution: part 1 | part 2 | part 3 (4x the file size — the picture quality is only a little better, but perhaps worth it if you need to see some small detail.) (If you have trouble with the video format, try VLC.)

It was filmed by Jon Hyers. This video was lost until Jon contacted us in 2009 to ask if we wanted the master. He sent it to us along with a DVD he made of it. These files are a rip of that DVD. The master is two 3/4" U-matic tapes with the labels "Masquerade Master #1" and "Masquerade 1993 Master 2; Masquerade Master #2", respectively.

For slightly higher video quality, you can also download all of the files needed to make a copy of the DVD.

Creative Commons License The Minicon 28 Masquerade Video, by the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States .

Program Book

small Minicon 28 program book cover

Here's the Minicon 28 program book in PDF (29 MB).

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Scans are available here in a range of qualities and file sizes. Most people want the middle column in which the files have been substantially cleaned up to remove the grain of the paper, bleed through from adjacent pages, etc., but are still high resolution. The right column has the scans reduced to monochrome and to the smallest legible size.

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Creative Commons License Except as noted below, the parts of the Minicon 28 Program Book made available here are by the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, Robert Pasternak, Geri Sullivan, or Laramie Sasseville and are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States.

Creative Commons License Content by Pamela Dean is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States.

Art by Mary Lynn Skirvin is © Mary Lynn Skirvin and reproduced here by permission. Content by Beth Fleisher is © Beth Fleisher and reproduced here by permission. Art by Beth Hansen is © Beth Hansen-Buth and reproduced here by permission [note: it has been reduced to 72 dpi by request of the copyright holder].

Art by Mary Hanson-Roberts, Cathy Buburuz, Chris Schneider, John Gabarron, Denise Boie, and Peggy Ranson is assumed to ok to reproduce here. The program book has an ambiguous copyright statement and we don't know how to contact them, or have received no reply to our inquries. Take it to be © each of them, all rights reserved.

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This notice overrides copyright notice in the original document.

T-shirt

The t-shirt featured art by Fastner & Larson:

The back was blank (?).

Badges

Here's a video including images of some of the button badges used in this Minicon era.

Not-a-Website

It is just barely possible that Minicon 28 had a web site, as there had been a non-zero number of web servers in the United States since Dec 1992 (according to this W3 timeline, anyway). However, the Minicon 30 program book strongly implies that Minicon 30 was the first to have a web site. In any case, if Minicon 28 did, we have lost the archives.